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Crataegus monogyna – Hawthorn hedging is very practical as it will grow anywhere and is pretty much fool-proof. Unlike most hedge plants Crataegus monogyna is blessed with three seasons of interest: spring boasts a froth of the simple, white slightly scented flowers that stand out against the blackness of the woods and. Summer is a mass of dark green lobed leaves and then autumn sees astonishingly red haws proliferate. Even in winter the spiny silhouettes of the black wood look spectacular on a frosty day.
Common name: Hawthorn
Botanical name: Crataegus monogyna
Flowering time: Spring
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Height and spread: 4-8 metres and 4-8 metres
Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing. Full Sun or Part shade
Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.
Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.
Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.